Celebrate the Season

Each December, ASF hosts Celebrate the Season, a series of holiday events at the Port of Anacortes where hundreds of elves create a magical winter wonderland complete with Santa’s House, Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen, beautifully decorated trees and thousands of lights.

Dinner & Auction

The Celebrate the Season Dinner and Auction is ASF’s signature event and will be held on December 4, 2021. This is ASF’s biggest fundraiser of the year and features live entertainment, delicious food and a Raise the Paddle.

There are also silent and live auctions that feature items like exotic trips, dinner parties, boating adventures and even a truckload of gravel. You won’t want to miss out on this festive evening! Tables and tickets may be purchased through this website in early November.

Holiday Family Fair

Another component of Celebrate the Season is the Holiday Family Fair, which includes live performances by Anacortes school choirs, local bands and Fidalgo Danceworks, crafts, free cookies and cocoa, a Gingerbread Contest, a student marketplace and of course, photos with Santa.

The Holiday Family Fair is FREE and open to our entire community. Each year we need volunteers to help us make the magic of the holidays come alive – if you would like to be a Celebrate Elf, please consider filling out our volunteer form.


Thank you for your extraordinary support!

Anacortes Schools Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to our community for making "Celebrate the Season" a huge success. Last year, Celebrate the Season was held virtually.

Undaunted by the challenge of an online event, our community raised a record-breaking $185,000 to support Anacortes students!

Celebrate the Season

Save the Date:

December 4, 2021

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2020 Celebrate the Season was made possible in part by our generous sponsors.

Island Adventures AMS PTSA Strandberg JL Scott Guemes Island Resort Sierra Pacific Trident Transpac Marinas Island Hospital Anthony's Bananabelt Boats Windermere Playhouse Dental Dr. Derek Damon Orthodontics Bayshore Shell Marathon Cap Sante Yachts T Bailey Inc American Dream Bank of the Pacific Simple Car Co Simply Yards Cortland